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Thai PM wins crucial legal battle, angering protesters

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha survived a legal challenge on Wednesday over his living arrangements that could have seen him thrown out of office, in a court ruling that prompted anger among thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The kingdom’s nine-judge constitutional court ruled that Prayut — already under pressure after months …

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UN General Assembly adopts five anti-Israeli resolutions

One of the documents, passed on Wednesday, condemned Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights — a territory the Tel Aviv regime seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed four years later — in a move that was never recognized by the world community. Endorsed by …

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COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds |

According to the study, released on Thursday, such a “high damage” scenario would mean a protracted recovery from COVID-19, anticipating that 80 per cent of the pandemic-induced economic crisis would continue over a decade.  Not a foregone conclusion  The gloomy scenario, is however, “not a foregone conclusion”.  A tight focus on …

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